Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Mar 19, 2012, 22:08:
It didn't help that they borrowed the same narrative structure (find four macguffins to stop an ancient evil) and characters (Aribeth and Bastila are the same fucking character) from NWN. In fact, that reuse of characters and plot structure from game to game has come to define everything Bioware has done post-BG2.
Bioware is the KING of reuse. Including the stuff you mentioned, every game they make reuses exactly the same pre-fab areas over and over all the way from Mass Effect to SWTOR. That was always a HUGE pet peeve of mine. Nothing like discovering a new area that is... not new at all.